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For our dear ak: and his poor Muslim logic part one!

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in response to reader comment: WRONG

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Mar 18, 2007 at 07:39

You wrote

>if you study Arabic you will know Allah means God

Well, let us see as our dear ak is not aware of the etymology of the word Allah

1. Muslims tell us that the word Allah is a notraction of the word al-Ilah or the God therefore the word Allah means The God and not God as you claim.

2. Our dear ak is not aware that the origin of the word Allah is more likely than not from Syro-Aramaic Alaha or Allaha (Nestorian) and it is the proper name for God fi al-lugha al-suryaniya or Syriac and it does not the God as in claim number 1 Most important Alaha and Allaha predate islam.

This brings up the point of why do Christians in the Middle East use the word Allah for God and not the God and it because the word Alaha and Allaha from Syriac were Arabized as Allah. How did the word Allah got into Coptic? The source is from Syriac as there was a significant Syriac presence in Egypt that predates islam in the area of wadi al-Natrun just south of Alexandria

And in Christian Arabic we have the following:

1. God means Allah

2. The God means al-Rabb or al-Ilah

2. The Lord means al-Sayyid as in al-Sayyid yasoo3 al-maseeh

So it is you our dear ak that needs to study Arabic, Chrstian Arabic and Syriac and Coptic and Greek and history before you can pontificate about a subject that is far beyond you

And do us all a favor and stick to your Urdu.

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